The U.S. Department of Energy is replacing the current siren alarm system around the East Tennessee Technology Park with the Hyper-Reach notification system in Roane County.
The change was to happen at the end of July, the DOE Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management said in a press release Tuesday.
“With this change, residents can now choose to be notified by texts, phone calls, or emails if an emergency situation occurs in Roane County or at the East Tennessee Technology Park,” the press release said.
ETTP, the former K-25 site, is in west Oak Ridge.
The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and its contractor, UCOR, are scheduled to complete major environmental cleanup operations at ETTP in 2020.
“With the majority of risks already addressed or eliminated, DOE and UCOR will rely on the Hyper-Reach system for any required notifications until cleanup is completed next year,” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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